Interior Design

Interior Design Students Win Both Awards at 2019 IIDA NY Gala 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students Win Both Awards at 2019 IIDA NY Gala

Just before the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, two interior design students added an additional award to their resumes. Angela Cerroni, ’22, and Briana Chriss, ’19, were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the Student Work category at the 2019 IIDA NY Gala.  All interior design students in Western New York were able…

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Interior Design Student Work Shines in 2019 Decorators’ Show House 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Student Work Shines in 2019 Decorators’ Show House

Last week, a group of 14 Villa Maria interior design students put the finishing touches on a project that’s been in the work for over a year. In October 2018, the team of 15 began the process of the designing a space in the 2019 Decorators’ Show House, a private residence that opens its doors…

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End of Year Happenings at Villa 150 150 Villa Maria College

End of Year Happenings at Villa

With so much to celebrate at the end of another academic year, it’s hard to keep track of all of the events that are taking place. Below is a list of some of those events, which take place both on and off-campus, showcasing the talented work of Villa’s students and faculty. April 4/11: Emerging Students…

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2019 Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Named 150 150 Villa Maria College

2019 Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Named

Villa’s interior design students spent the last weeks of January hustling to put the final touches on their designs that were displayed in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery throughout February. The exhibit displayed a mix of work created by sophomore, junior and senior students, who spent the first half of the semester conceptualizing…

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Assistant Professor Jesse Walp Named BN360 Spotlight Professional 150 150 Villa Maria College

Assistant Professor Jesse Walp Named BN360 Spotlight Professional

Jesse Walp (third from left) pictured with Art Dept. Chair Bob Grizanti, College President Dr. Matthew Giordano, Professor Judy Piskun, VP for Development Mary Robinson and Chair of the Board of Trustees Catherine Cooley. Photo credit: Buffalo News January 2019. BN360 has unveiled its 2019 Spotlight Professionals and Villa Maria College is pleased to announce that…

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Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays

Just before Thanksgiving, a group of students studying interior design at Villa spent some time volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House. Located on West Ferry Street in Buffalo, the Ronald McDonald House aims to “keep families close” by providing lodging and emotional support for families of children receiving medical treatment in Buffalo.  Markisha Harris, ’21, was…

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California Closets Hosts Interior Design Students, Announces Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

California Closets Hosts Interior Design Students, Announces Scholarship Competition

This month, a group of sophomore interior design students visited the Buffalo location of California Closets. During their outing, students learned more about the company’s 30-year history and how they work with their clients to design and install quality custom storage solutions for closets, bathrooms, garages and more. Nicole Sansano, a 2013 graduate of Villa’s interior design…

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Year Long Sculpture Project Concludes for Associate Professor Jesse Walp 150 150 Villa Maria College

Year Long Sculpture Project Concludes for Associate Professor Jesse Walp

A sculpture project that was years in the making is finally complete. On Friday, July 13, 2018, Associate Professor Jesse Walp put the finishing touches on the 14-foot-wide, 26-foot-tall sculpture that he designed and created from scratch and transported it from Villa Maria College’s Art Shop to its permanent home on Old Falls Street in Niagara…

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Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed

Associate professor of interior design and art shop supervisor Jesse Walp has finally put the finishing touches on a sculpture that took him over a year to conceptualize, design and engineer. Walp and his team spent Friday, July 13th transporting the sculpture from Villa Maria College’s campus to Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls. Once…

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Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition

For the sixth year, a Villa Maria College interior design student has taken a top spot in the ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition. Jamie Wesolowski’s healthcare design for Roswell Park’s Pediatric Infusion Center was submitted into the Junior/Senior Level Design Category. Submissions were required to have been created for a college studio course…

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